Investigating Steamy Southern Underworlds

Marriott Conference Center Auditorium

Saturday, 4:15-5:30

Undercover agent Fia McKee must find out what is really going on behind the scenes at a Florida racetrack, while New Orleans’s toughest female cop Maureen Coughlin tackles her very first Mardi Gras. Meet the gutsy women investigators from Sasscer Hill’s Flamingo Road and Bill Loehfelm’s The Devil’s Muse.


Sasscer Hill

Sasscer Hill was an amateur steeplechase jockey, as well as a horse owner who bred, raised, and rode race horses for 30 years in Maryland. Her first published novel, Full Mortality, was nominated for both the Agatha and Macavity Best First Mystery Awards. Born in Washington, D.C., Hill earned a BA in English Literature from Franklin and Marshall College. She now lives with her husband, dog, and cat, in Aiken, SC., where she still enjoys horseback riding.

Bill Loehfelm

Bill Loehfelm is the author of Doing the Devil’s Work, The Devil in Her Way, The Devil She Knows, Bloodrood, and Fresh Kills. He lives in New Orleans, with his wife, the writer AC Lambeth, and plays drums in a rock-n-roll band.


David Fulmer

As the author of nine novels and one novella, David Fulmer has won the Shamus Award and a Benjamin Franklin Award and has been nominated for a LA Times Book Prize, a Barry Award, the Falcon Award, and the Shamus Award for Best Novel. His novels have been selected for numerous “Best of” lists, including New York Magazine’s “Best Novels You’ve Never Read” and Atlanta magazine’s “Best of the Shelf,” and have received superlative reviews from, among others, The New York Times, USA Today, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Washington Post, The Times Picayune, The Boston Globe, Kirkus Reviews, Publishers Weekly, and The Christian Science Monitor. Eclipse Alley, the sixth mystery in his Storyville, New Orleans series, will be released October 25th by Crescent City Books. He lives in Atlanta with his wife Sansanee Sermprungsuk